Weekend Fun For Everyone (December 2-4)

The events listed below are non-holiday related events this December. Event listings are checked at the time of posting but schedules may change without notice. Links are available below to all venues for your convenience. Please confirm information with the website.

The events listed below are non-holiday related events this December. Event listings are checked at the time of posting but schedules may change without notice. Links are available below to all venues for your convenience. Please confirm information with the website.

Friday, December 2

Dickens Family Victorian Holiday, 6:30pm, go back in time to Victorian England and meet Charles Dickens watch his characters come alive, play Victorian parlor games, dance and sing and make traditional holiday crafts. Falkirk Center, San Rafael.

Children's Magical Tea, 12pm & 12:30pm, Top of the Mark, San Francisco

Holiday Lights: Community Tree Lighting, 5:30-7pm, with free holiday craft activities for kids and caroling from the Golden Gate Carolers. Corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Funston Avenue, Main Post, Presidio, San Francisco.

Petaluma Light Up a Life Tree Lighting, 7–8 pm, Center Park, 21 Petaluma Boulevard, Petaluma.

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Saturday, December 3

Strawberry Point School Jingle Jog and Family Fun Day! 9am, Strawberry Village, Mill Valley.

Free Saturday Morning Yoga, 9-10am, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley.

Brave the Bay, 9am, Santa's Triathlon - Santa Walk & Fun Run, Santa Plunge in the Bay and/or Santa Cable Car Pull, Aquatic Park, San Francisco.

Zumba at McInnes Park, 9:30am, San Rafael.

Little Folkies Family Band, 10-10:30am, Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley.

Winter Faire, 10am-4pm, a day of imagination and fun with games, crafts, musical entertainment, stories, and as many chances as you dare to steal treasure from a hibernating bear. We host a distinctive vendors market that is rich in arts, crafts, toys, and seasonal items, Greenwood School, Mill Valley.

Tiburon Holiday Festival, 10am, visit with Santa, roasted chestnuts, gingerbread house decorating, live music, horse drawn wagon rides, and tree lighting, Downtown Tiburon.

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday, 10am-7pm, Wonder and Delight! Enter the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London on a magical Christmas Eve, and discover the heart of the holidays! Cow Palace, San Francisco.

Love Math! Festival for Girls, 10am-12pm, art to make, fun-filled logic puzzles to solve, and ice cream combinatorics to discover, this event will be unlike most (or any!) math you've ever seen, Proof School, 555 Post Street, San Francisco.

First Act: Hansel and Gretel's Adventure, 10-11am & 11:30-12:30pm, ages 3-5, Bryan Education Studio, San Francisco.

Teddy Bear Tea10am & 1pm, Ritz Carlton, San Francisco

Robotics Lab, 10:30am-12pm, grades 5-8, Mill Valley Library.

Headlands Winter Yoga Hike, 10:30am-12:30pm, Point Bonita YMCA, Sausalito.

Exploring Nature in Your Backyard, 10:30-11:30am, Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley.

The Lycée Français Sausalito French Winter Fair, 11am-4pm, Shopping with bespoke vendors, sampling of gourmet foods, French storytelling in our cozy library, activities and crafts to light your child’s creativity, live music, a holiday themed photo booth, and much more!

Santa Claus, 11-3 pm, complimentary professional photo with Santa in Diesel and Marin County Police Gift Drive with Fire Engine and Police Car to see, Marin Country Mart, Larkspur.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Hovering Hawk Hand Puppets, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Needle Felting with Logo Craft, 1-3pm, grades 6-8, Mill Valley Library.

Music for Families: Wild Sounds, 2pm, ages 7+, San Francisco Symphony, Davis Hall, San Francisco.

Healthy Parks, Healthy People, 2-4pm, RSVP (415) 561-4323, Presidio, San Francisco.

Union Street Holiday Event, 3pm-7pm, Fantasy of Lights Holiday celebration transforming Union Street into a magical backdrop for Santa and a team of elves to celebrate along with jugglers, live ponies dressed as reindeer, face painters, balloon artists, costumed characters, singers and live entertainment, Cow Hollow, San Francisco.

Novato's Annual Community Tree Lighting, 4-8pm, Come enjoy special holiday performances, food and hot drinks at this annual event to kick off the holidays in Downtown Novato! Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue.

Lighting of the Snowmen, 4-8 pm, CornerStone, Sonoma.

San Anselmo Holiday Lighting Ceremony, 5-6:30pm, Imagination Park, 535 San Anselmo Ave.

Family Gala: An Evening of Elements, 5:30-8:30pm, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco.

Calistoga Lighted Tractor Parade, 7pm, vintage and modern tractors, antique trucks, and construction equipment bedecked with dazzling lights parade down Calistoga’s charming main street to celebrate the Christmas season. Santa himself makes a special appearance during the parade.

Holiday Choral by Candlelight, 7:30pm, Marin Symphony, The Church of Saint Raphael, at 5th and A in downtown San Rafael. 

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.

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Sunday, December 4

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday, 10am-7pm, Wonder and Delight! Enter the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London on a magical Christmas Eve, and discover the heart of the holidays! Cow Palace, San Francisco.

Fungus Fair, 10am-5pm, San Francisco Fair Building.

Teddy Bear Tea10am & 1pm, Ritz Carlton, San Francisco

Snow Day in the Berkeley Gourmet Ghetto, 10am, Bring Boots & Mittens to Play in the Snow, Visit with the Snow Queen, Pony Rides, Make Holiday Crafts, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Hot Cider and Cookies, 1450-1500 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.

Winterfest, 11am-6pm, The annual holiday celebration – set for Sunday, December 6, 11am-6pm in the Downtown Plaza, features an awesome snow sledding hill, a full day of live entertainment and music, children's activities, amazing local food and a Tree Lighting Ceremony, drop off donations for SF-Marin Food Bank for a food drive, the Mill Valley Fire Department toy drive, and coat drive, Downtown Mill Valley.

Sunday Special: Magician Timothy James, 11-11:45am, Mill Valley Library.

Pop-Up Jewish Marin with Be'chol Lashon, 11am-2pm, “almost Hanukkah” fun with a Jewish twist! Northgate Mall, San Rafael.

Creative Family Fun, 11am-4pm, Hovering Hawk Hand Puppets, Presidio Officers Club, San Francisco.

Deck the Hall, 11am & 3pm, perform holiday favorites tailored for children, complete with a festive sing-along, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.

Children's Magical Tea, 12pm & 12:30pm, Top of the Mark, San Francisco.

Publication Party! Courtney Spain Aragon reads and signs "Fraydo the Dragon", 2-3pm, Diesel, A Bookstore, Larkspur.

Marin Youth Symphony, James Dunn Performing Arts Theatre, College of Marin, Kentfield.

Santa Visits Nick’s Cove (By Boat)! 3-5pm, Marshall.

Holiday Choral by Candlelight, 4pm, Marin Symphony, The Church of Saint Raphael, at 5th and A in downtown San Rafael. 

Cirque de Bohème presents Somewhere, Cornerstone Gardens, Sonoma.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

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